Wednesday, June 29, 2011


It is Thursday again and this weeks challenge is a colorway challenge...purple and yellow. I seem to be on a water theme this month, maybe because I love the beach. Here in Northern California the beach is a place you go to enjoy walking along the shoreline it's really to cold to swim in, unless your one of those crazy surfers who has a wet suit. But it is a place where I like to go to just realize that there is definately something far greater then I am who rules the world. Anyway I used the wave background (LJ 838 )and pasted my card with White Matte Paste. The card was from Hero Arts - Aubergine. I used a light yellow card stock for the word Summer (LM 294) To get the lighter to darker shade I started by rouging in Ranger Adirondack Lemonade and then towards the bottom I rouged in Butterscotch. I then Pasted the word with Dreamweaver Translucent Paste. When the background was dry I repositioned the stencil over the pasted image, pounced glue over the entire surface and using a paintbrush added Metallic F/X in Moonstone, Purple Satin and Sapphire. If you would like to play along got to the Dream It Up blog and link your creation onto Mr. Linky and while your at it visit the rest of the Dream Team blogs to see what they have been up to this week.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Thursday's Dream Scheme Free Challenge

My husband and I just got home from a great concert " An Evening with America" it was really fabulous. It's hard to think of those guys as being 60 years old , they still got it. This week is a free challenge week. I learned about zentangling when the some of the design team came back from Arizona and started posting their cards. I love doodling so I decided th try one this week. I used the Dreamweaver boot stencil (LG660) and then started doodling in the outlined areas. Dreamweaver stencils are perfect for zentangling because they give areas to start creating in. I used a black copic multi liner #0.3 to do my doodling. This was so much fun I'm going to try some more. Leave me a comment and then check the other design team blogs and leave them a comment too. Do you want to show us your Dreamweaver creations? If you do stop by the Dream It Up blog and post your creation on Mr. Linky we'd love to see them. stop by next week to see what we're up to.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Father's Day Dream Scheme

This week we have a sketch that you can see on the other dream team blogs,My computer has a tantrum every time I try to post a sketch. My dad has been gone a long time now but I am lucky to have married a man who is an extordinary father to our beautiful daughters. We both love the beach and so did my father so I really enjoyedthe way this card came out. I started b y pasting the wave (LL477 ) with Black Matte Paste, when dry I repostioned the stencil and lightly pounced on Stamp and Stick Glue by Pallette. Once I was done with this I used Metallic F/X Navajo Sky, Sapphire and Moonstone, which I brushed on with a paint brush. Then I layered on the rest of the card. As many of you know I really like to simple and easy cards. I hand wrote the saying in white ink. Well it is a beautiful morning in Northern California so I think I will get out and enjoy the cool fresh air before the afternoon heat is here. Don't forget to leave a comment and please go to my Dream Team sister's blogs to see the lovely creations they have come up with. Also if you feel like sharing some of your cards with us please do that by going to the Dream It Up blog and sharing it through Mr. Linky. Have a creative week, see you next Thursday.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

It's Thursday !!!

Well it's Thursday again and after last weeks fiasco of trying to get my blog posted, I decided I wouldn't wait until Thursday morning to post. About a week and a half ago, my friend Joy and I decided we would go on a road trip which would have us arriving at The Stamp Art Shoppe in Roseville, CA. just as Lynell was about to start her class on embossing metal using Dreamweaver stencils. Since I wasn't able to go the Anaheim for winter CHA because I broke my foot I really wanted to check out what she was doing. I also was able to meet Pam Hornschu who is also on the Dream Team it was really great to put a name and face together, plus she has the same kind of wacky sense of humor that I have. Anyway here's what I came up with this week. I started with lavender stardream metallic cardstock and made a gatefold card. My next artistic endevor was to see if I remembered how to emboss the metal by sending it thru my big shot...ok it worked, next I lightly sanded the embossed area. I used the peacock feather background stencil (LJ 840 ) and teal metal. After doing this I cut the background in half and put it on each side of the gatefold. Next I took the same lavender cardstock and pasted the single peakcock feather (LL 437) with Silver Metallic paste, I let it dry and then used Variegated Blue Gold Leafing. If you have any questions about how to do these techniques leave me your question and e-mail address and I will contact you with the answer. This was a fun card to do and now that I have worked with the metal embossing I'm ready to experiment a little more. NOw don't forget to leave me a comment and be sure to go to the other designer's blogs as well , there are always some really great tips and cards for you to see. By for now see you all soon.